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Should I sign an “assignment of benefits” contract with my storm damage or roofing contractor?

As some of you may know, I run a roofing company in addition to my law practice (www.JohnsonRoofers.com). Our roofing company routinely has our customers sign assignment of benefits contracts when we perform storm damage remediation work. Recently I got a call from the son of an elderly couple who signed such a contract with […]

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How Much is my Car Accident Case Worth?

You want to know how much your car accident case is worth? Well, you’re asking the $64,000 question – and it’s one that just about every plaintiff wants to have answered. If you have recently been involved in a car accident and have spoken with attorneys, you’ve likely asked this question to each of them. […]

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Is the General Contractor Not Paying You in a Timely Manner?

Under the Nebraska Construction Prompt Pay Act, general contractors (“GC”) are required to pay subcontractors within 10 days. But, does that mean within 10 days of job completion or within 10 days of the general receiving payment from the owner? General contractors are required to pay subcontractors within 10 days of receiving payment for the […]

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Admitting Liability in Car Accidents Can Keep Damaging Evidence Out

Nebraska Law Doesn’t Allow for Punitive Damages Although my friend and colleague Danny Leavitt has argued otherwise, it is generally accepted that Nebraska law does not allow a plaintiff to recover punitive damages. That is, plaintiffs are not allowed to recover more than their actual damages – something other states, such as California, do allow. […]

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